Indonesian educator, Professor Dr. Arief Rachman, was elected as a member of the Administrative Group on International Education Council of the UN Agency for Education and Cultural Affairs (IBE-UNESCO) for a term of two years. The election took place at the 59th Session of the IBE-UNESCO, held in Geneva, Switzerland, 27-29 January 2010.
According to the Office of the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia (PTRI) in Geneva, the tasks performed by the members of the administrative group IBE-UNESCO is to select and determine a number of priorities that will be IBE UNESCO’s work program for a period of one year. They also have to make the discussion of work program, budget and preparation of agendas for IBE-UNESCO Council Session .
“The election Arief Rahman has shown confidence in the international community of the role and contribution of Indonesia in the discussion of education issues, the interests and attention of the international community,” said Habib Achsanul, First Secretary Mission.
This 59th session of the UNESCO IBE have discussed this time a number of education issues, among others, concerning the establishment of working groups in completing IBE-UNESCO strategy on matters dealing with curriculum. It also discussed the activities of IBE-UNESCO during the period of 2009 and planning activities of IBE-UNESCO in 2010.
The session also had a discussion about inclusive education with a focus on curriculum development.
The Indonesian delegation at the 59th Session of the IBE-UNESCO was led by Professor Dr. Arief Rachman, and members Ambassador/Representative of Indonesia to UNESCO, Dr. Tresna D. Kunaefi, and PTRI Geneva members. The session has also decided that the meeting IBE to 60 will be held in Geneva on 26-28 January 2011.
Source: VIVANEWS (Renne R.A Kawilarang)
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